As soon as a fire was brought to the water, the flame immediately engulfed it.
During her new trip to Astrakhan and Elista, the cruise control host Yulia Rosenberg took part in an ancient Kalmyk ritual with a burning spring. The water in it literally burns.
As soon as the local resident accompanying Yulia brought a lighter to the seething spring, the flame immediately engulfed the water. As it turned out, the mystery of the ancient ritual, rooted in the Buddhist understanding of the spiritual cleansing of a person, currently lies in a completely material chemical interaction.
“The elements unite - fire, water, heaven and earth. You can even touch the fire with your hands,”the guide explained.
Combustible gas escapes from the ground together with water. This creates the effect of burning water. It is customary to spice up the fire by pouring milk on it. Only then can the ritual be completed.
Watch the cruise control trip to Astrakhan and Elista on the Zvezda TV channel website, as well as in the SMART. TV application and on the Youtube channel. Viewers will learn about the ancient traditions of the westernmost Buddhist city in the world.